Traffic Violations

If you are found guilty of a traffic violation, your driving record may be charged with demerit points. The court will not determine the number of points assessed against your record. The court will merely report the conviction to the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department will assess the number of points against your record, depending on the charge.

When the demerit points total 12 within a one year period by date of violations, your license will be suspended or revoked. Also, any person who holds a probationary license will be assessed double the demerit points for the second and all subsequent violations. Any conviction for Failure to Yield the Right of Way will be ordered to attend a right of way class by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Point Schedule

ViolationPoints Assessed
Speeding - 0-10 mph over speed limit3
Speeding - 11-19 mph over speed limit4
Speeding - 20 mph & more over speed limit6
Reckless driving or racing6
Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)6
Imprudent driving, too fast for conditions, failing to have vehicle under control4
Failing to yield to right of way4
Passing school bus4
Deviating from lane of traffic4
Driving on wrong side of street4
Inattentive driving4
Driving wrong way on one-way street3
Operating with expired license3
Failing to give proper signal3
Improper brakes or lights3
Illegal turn3
Fail to stop at stop sign3
Following too closely3

Motorcycle Points

ViolationPoints Assessed
Head lamps not lit3
No cycle validation3
Defective or repaired handlebars2
More than two riders2
No eye protection2
Illegal muffler0
No protective headgear0

Violations with no points assessed:

  • Failure to register vehicle
  • Improper license plates
  • Failure to transfer title
  1. Municipal Court

    Physical Address
    2417 Brewery Rd.
    Cross Plains, WI 53528


    Mailing Address
    2417 Brewery Rd.
    PO Box 97
    Cross Plains, WI 53528